Western Conference

NBA Playoffs: Western Conference First Round PreviewThe NBA regular season has come to an end and now we've got the marathon of playoff basketball to take us to Mid-June. The Western Conference was stacked as usual during the regular season and provides multiple options for teams that could end up representing in the Finals.
Eastern Conference Snaps NBA All-Star Game Losing Streak With 163-155 WinThe Eastern Conference finally stopped Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin - then stopped their losing streak at the NBA All-Star game.
George Karl Out As Coach Of Nuggets; Nets Not Interested? George Karl is following general manager Masai Ujiri out of Denver. But the Nets, who are without a head coach, are apparently not interested in contacting Karl.
NBA Playoff ScheduleConference Finals have arrived. See the official schedule of games, scores and seedings.
Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup PlayoffsWho's ready to lift the Stanley Cup? Sean Hartnett gives you a full breakdown of the 2013 NHL Playoffs.
Silverman: Rangers Will Likely Make Playoffs Thanks To Soft Eastern ConferenceThe New York Rangers are one of the luckiest teams in all of sports. That may not sit right with Rangers fans, but in the unfair world of the NHL it’s the Rangers who are getting the major break.
Chris Sheridan To Joe & Evan: There Is '50-50 Chance' Lakers Trade D12 To Nets"The Nets were willing last year to give up Brook Lopez and five first-round picks to get this guy," Sheridan told Joe & Evan. "The Nets have been trying to get this guy for two years ... They can get him without giving up Brook."
West Tops East In NBA All-Star Game; Chris Paul Named MVPKevin Durant scored 30 points, MVP Chris Paul had 20 points and 15 assists, and the Western Conference beat the East 143-138 on Sunday night in the NBA All-Star game.
Schmeelk: Knicks Must Face Hard Truths, Ignore False Narratives At All-Star BreakThe Knicks can still win an NBA championship if they make adjustments. They CAN beat the Heat. Will they? Let’s see if the players and coach do what’s necessary to do it.
Schmeelk: Knicks' Flaws Were On Display Against ClippersThe scary things for Knicks fans is that these weaknesses aren't hard to see or diagnose. Every NBA team runs the pick-and-roll incessantly, and most have quick guards to get into the lane.
Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL SeasonWho's primed to lift the Stanley Cup at season's end? Hartnett has readied his fearless NHL predictions for the 2013 season.
Hartnett: Melo Versus Bryant Has The Makings Of A Christmas Day ClassicThe NBA's two highest scorers, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony lock horns in a mouth-watering match-up on Christmas Day.